U.S. Opts Out of Iran Deal
May 9, 2018
Posted by: JCRC Staff
The U.S. has removed itself unilaterally from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), a.k.a. The Iran Deal. Some observers believe that the deal was fueling an aggressive regional policy by Iran that was significantly increasing the risk of war, others fear that pulling out of the deal will remove important checks on Iran's nuclear program and increase the risk of war. JCRC has a consensus position against a nuclear Iran and we are giving careful consideration to the many thoughtful analyses that present a range of opinions reflective of our community’s views. We strongly encourage community members to similarly explore ideas and search for solutions, as well as to express their views. Whether one supported or opposed U.S. involvement in the deal, concerns about Iran are real and legitimate, and there are no easy solutions.
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